Bay Tree Laurus Nobilis
The bay tree is a popular evergreen shrub suitable for containers or growing in the ground. Kept neatly clipped, the dark-green foliage can create stunning formal shapes that make an entrance or look perfect on a patio. Bay leaves can be used fresh or dried and are used in cooking to give a fragrant flavour to soups, stews and other dishes.
Features of Bay Tree Laurus Nobilis:
- Well-drained soil needed
- Sheltered sunny or part-shady position
- Can be used in cooking
The Bay Tree an be enjoyed as an ornamental tree or as a combined hedge. The Bay Tree is not as hardy as other types of evergreen hedging, however the leaves can be used fresh or dry in cooking. During winter months Bay Trees should be protected against the coldest winter nights. Shelter your Bay Trees from cold winds to avoid 'scorching' of leaves.